Track Of The Day: The Magnettes – ‘American’

Having previously wowed us live at The Finsbury with the colourful charisma and intense energy of their performance, and with acclaim from the likes of Earmilk and The 405, Swedish duo Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla – aka The Magnettes – have returned to our ears with a brand new single.

More mellow in sound than past offerings, ‘American’ builds on the band’s love-hate relationship with the country and all they’ve learnt from it. Oozing a sweeping emotion alongside instantly infectious glistening melodies and honey-sweet vocals, it builds to a soaring pop anthem. Whilst revealing a more reflective side to the duo, ‘American’ maintains all the sparkling, empowering energy that we’ve come to know and love.

Of the track, the band explain:

“We have a problem with America. Or maybe with ourselves. America is the things we love and the things we hate. Since we were babies it taught us what love was and how to live the dream, and like junkies we swallowed it in chunks. Dylan, Denny’s and Dawson’s Creek, the twists and turns of teenage drama, extra salt, extra sugar. We viewed the world through that filter and plastered American Romance on our surroundings, until slowly but surely we realised what we already had was kind of OK too.”


Produced by Tomas Bäcklund Tuneström, ‘American’ is out now.

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Annica Zion


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